Public-Key Cryptography

  • Arto¬†Salomaa

Part of the EATCS Monographs on Theoretical Computer Science book series (EATCS, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Arto Salomaa
    Pages 1-54
  3. Arto Salomaa
    Pages 55-76
  4. Arto Salomaa
    Pages 77-124
  5. RSA
    Arto Salomaa
    Pages 125-157
  6. Arto Salomaa
    Pages 159-179
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-247

About this book


Cryptography, secret writing, is probably as old as writing itself. But only recently has it become the object of extensive scientific studies. Vast new applications to data security are one explanation for this. Perhaps a more important reason for the huge growth of scientific research on cryptography is the seminal idea of public-key cryptography and the resulting new vistas on the possibilities of communication. This book gives a broad overview of public-key cryptography, covering its essence and advantages, various public-key cryptosystems and protocols. It also gives a comprehensive introduction to classical cryptography and cryptanalysis. The book is self-contained and suitable both as a text and as a reference. It starts from the beginning but also includes some 1989 developments. The presentation is in many ways new, with some new results. The treatment is rigorous but avoids unnecessary formalism. The plaintext examples in the book form a package of basic sauna knowledge.


Knapsack-Systeme Kommunikation Kryptanalyse Kryptosysteme Protokoll communication complexity theory cryptanalysis cryptoanalysis cryptographic protocol cryptography cryptosystems data security protocols

Authors and affiliations

  • Arto¬†Salomaa
    • 1
  1. 1.The Academy of FinlandTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02629-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02627-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2654
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